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Trump, Hillary in ‘virtual tie’ in latest polls

12:43 AM | 5 Sep, 2016
Trump, Hillary in ‘virtual tie’ in latest polls
NEW YORK - US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has closed in on his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, in the latest national poll from Reuters/Ipsos.Trump trailed Mrs Clinton in all of the major polls throughout the week, but results on Saturday appear to indicate the presidential race may be much closer than once believed.

Trump trailed Mrs Clinton in all of the major polls throughout the week, but results on Saturday appear to indicate the presidential race may be much closer than once believed.

The poll found that 40 per cent of likely voters supports Trump, while 39 per cent back Ms Clinton for the week of August 26 through September 1. Ms Clinton’s lead has declined from an eight-point lead, according to the poll.

Trump’s favour among Republicans has also bounced six percentage points to 78 per cent over the past two weeks, despite controversial staff shake-ups and his seemingly wavering stance on immigration. In a major policy speech on Wednesday, Trump seemed to win back Republicans’ enthusiasm as he vowed to deport millions of undocumented immigrants during his “first hour” as president.

The new poll comes amid news that the FBI released details of Ms Clinton’s interview with investigators regarding emails kept on her private servers an issue that has plagued the Clinton campaign from the onset. But Trump still lacks the party support held by Mitt Romney, who was the party’s candidate in 2012, who had 85 per cent of support from Republicans at this stage in the election.

Mrs Clinton has been accused of mishandling classified information while working for the State Department, but the report attributes her mismanagement of the emails to a concussion suffered in 2012.

“Clinton said she received no instructions or direction regarding the preservation or production of records from State [Department] during the transition out of her role as Secretary of State in 2013,” the documents read.

“However, in December of 2012, Clinton suffered a concussion and then around the New Year had a blood clot,” it adds. “Based on her doctor’s advice, she could only work at State for a few hours a day and could not recall every briefing she received.”

Trump said that the details in the notes “defy belief” and his campaign maintains that the controversy should disqualify her from becoming president.

-APP

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers of Pakistan" has been published as a book in Germany. He has also translated David Mathews' book "The Ecology of Democracy" into Urdu. He tweets at @alimaan.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
 
26.66
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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